LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 120 million members worldwide and over 12 million in India, has come up with LinkedIn Talent Pipeline, a new solution for recruiters which will give them the ability to more easily manage all of their talent leads in one place, helping them recruit the best talent more quickly.
With the rise of social media, recruiters are dealing with an increase in online networks as sources of talent who may not be actively seeking a new job. This is in addition to more traditional sources such as personal referrals, conferences, job boards and company career sites. This shift toward recruiting ‘passive’ talent gives recruiters access to a much larger pool of potential candidates with the right skills and experience than if they relied on active candidates alone. Recruiters are actively looking for more talent from more sources and managing these all their talent leads across multiple tools, where the information quickly becomes out of date. Talent Pipeline will allow recruiters to keep track of all of these potential candidates in one place, even before they enter the formal application process.
According to Hari V Krishnan, County Manager at LinkedIn India, “Recruiters are increasingly realizing that the best talent sources are already employed and successful in their jobs – they are not hanging out on job boards or actively looking for new jobs. Talent Pipeline is a tool aimed at helping recruiters to better manage these sources and capture the right opportunities efficiently.”